Loeb & Loeb is proud to announce that the firm has partnered with Diversity Lab, an incubator for innovative ideas and solutions that boost diversity and inclusion in law, for its OnRamp 200 Fellowship initiative, which sets a new collective legal profession goal to bring 200 female lawyers who have taken a career hiatus back into the legal profession by 2025.
According to the National Association for Law Placement and National Association of Women Lawyers, while 50% of law firm associates are women, women only account for 21% of equity partners and 20% of managing partners. This deficit can be partially attributed to the fact that a large number of women lawyers take a step back from their careers before they reach leadership levels to manage family matters and other important obligations.
For women who have left the profession, it can be incredibly difficult to return to their practice, especially when it comes to finding a position comparable to their former role. Enter the OnRamp Fellowship: initially launched 2014, Diversity Lab’s fellowship matches experienced lawyers with companies and law firms, including Loeb, for a year-long paid fellowship.
Since its inception, the Diversity Lab’s program has placed more than 95 Fellows—one-third of whom are lawyers of color—and 87% of its Fellows have received full-time offers from legal organizations following the one-year program. Several former Fellows have already advanced into their firm’s partnership and other leadership roles in legal departments.
The first cohort of OnRamp 200 Fellows will start at Loeb and the other participating legal employers in February 2022.
To learn more, please visit OnRamp Fellowship’s website.